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Old 08-23-2009, 03:21 PM   #1
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Crybaby tone. Ew

So recently i bought a Dunlop Crybaby wah pedal.
Its pretty sweet but i noticed, especially if i have my amp distorted the crybaby ****s up my tone bad. Ive tried messing with the dials but still my tone sounds ****e.
Anyone know anything i can do to get a nice heavy tone back? Any pedals i should invest in?

The true bypass mod is the last thing i want to do because it involves effort.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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Whatever position the wah is in, it's cutting some frequencies, so you are going to be quieter with the wah on unless you add a boost.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #3
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Are you using batteries? If so try replacing them, dying batteries sucks tone like a mother****er

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Old 08-23-2009, 03:40 PM   #4
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is the wah always on? crybabys have to be clicked off before it stops wahing.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:44 PM   #5
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Those base model Crybaby's are complete garbage.
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Old 08-23-2009, 03:46 PM   #6
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The stock crybaby leaves some things to be desired. But the spider series dont seem to mix with any external pedals.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:08 PM   #7
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I'm not going to lie, it's because of your amp.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:25 PM   #8
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Well the problem of it sounding bad when it is on is your amplifier.
The problem of It sounding bad when it is off is due to the poor buffering.
If you are too much of a lazy prick to do a True Bypass mod you can always buy a Truebypass looper.
I'll make you one for $50

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Old 08-23-2009, 04:33 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by dcdossett65
Those base model Crybaby's are complete garbage.

This. Actually, most Dunlop wahs are garbage, with a few exceptions (ie the 535Q, Slash Wah, Dime Wah and Rack Wah). I'd suggest modding the one you have with the vast amount of info you can find online. True bypass or a good buffer placed in the wah is a must if you don't want it to suck tone.
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